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Camden Scene 2

Ashlie and Stephen need to finish their shopping. Ashlie drags Stephen into a shoe shop and they look at some amazing clothes.

 Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.


Before you watch

Think about the following questions:

  • Do you like clothes shopping?
  • What sort of questions do you ask when you go clothes shopping?

Now, watch Stephen and Ashlie and listen to the questions they ask.



Ashlie: Well, thanks for that Stephen. That was a great lunch.

Stephen: Ah – you’re welcome. My pleasure! Now come on, we’ve got to get a move on.

Ashlie: Oh, wait a minute. They’re nice. 

Stephen: Which ones? Those boots?

Ashlie: No, the shoes at the back - the black ones. Let’s go in and have a look.

Stephen: What size are they? Why don’t you try them on and see if they fit?

Ashlie: Excuse me. Can I try these on, please? Have you got them in a size 6?

Shop assistant: Yes, sure.

Ashlie: Thanks.

Ashlie: Oh wait, they’ve got them in green, too. Maybe they’re nicer. What do you think?

Stephen: Why don’t you try them both on?

Ashlie: Sorry, can I try them both on, please? The green and the black in a size 6.

Shop assistant: OK.

Ashlie: Thanks.

Stephen: Let’s sit down. Shoe shops make me tired.

Ashlie: So, which ones do you prefer? Do you prefer the black ones or the green ones?

Stephen: They’re both nice.

Ashlie: But tell me which ones you like the best.

Stephen: Erm... OK then, the green ones.

Ashlie: Well, what’s wrong with the black ones?

Stephen: Nothing’s wrong with the black ones. I said they’re both nice.

Ashlie: I think I prefer the black ones.

Stephen: OK then, if I say I prefer the black ones, can we just buy them and get out of here?

Ashlie: Yeah, I think I’ll get the black ones. Unless you prefer the green ones?

Stephen: Aaaargh! Come on!

Ashlie: OK, I’ll take the black ones please.


Stephen: OK, I’ll see you later, then.

Ashlie: OK, I’m going this way. See you!


Ashlie: Hi there. Wow, such amazing clothes. Oh, this is nice. Can I try this on in a smaller size, please?

Shop assistant: Yes, certainly.

Ashlie: Great, thank you.

Shop assistant: The changing rooms are just over there.

Ashlie: This is wonderful. How much is it?

Shop assistant: That one’s 110 pounds.

Ashlie: It is beautiful but… I’m not sure.


Stephen: Oh my gosh! Ashley!? What happened to you?

Ashlie: Oh, hiya Stephen. Well, I decided to change my image. What do you think?

Stephen: Well, don’t let Mum see you like that - it's her birthday party tonight.

Ashlie: Don't worry, I'll change first. Are you ready for home?

Stephen: Yes, let's get out of here. Everybody’s looking at you!


Task 1

Comprehension Task

Do you like the clothes Stephen and Ashlie bought? Answer these questions.


Task 2

Sort out the questions that you heard in the video.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello everyone, when is about shopping I'm a bit selfish because I'm not patient with other people when they want to buy something. But when I'm going shopping for myself then I can spend one day without to take any a break.
Usually I don't ask the seller about the color or about the size, jut take clothes that I think are fits my and I'm heading to the changing room, where I try them on. And if its are fit me, I'm happy. I just buy them and get out of there.

Could you please guide me, whether bellow comparisons correct or not?

Have you got them in blue colour?
Do you have this in blue colour?

They have got everything.
They have everything.

Hello M. Ali,

I'd recommend saying 'in blue' instead of 'in blue colour', but otherwise these sentences are correct. Good work!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

hello, why don't you have transcript of part word on the street with expert?
where can i find it?

Hello Hang Kieu,

The Language Focus sections of Word on the Street do not have transcripts as they are not designed to provide listening practice, but rather to replicate, in part, a lesson for the users. There are transcripts for the listening sections, as you have seen.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I would like to know the difference between the two sentences bellow:
-we have got to get a move on
- we have to get move on
Thank you in advance.

Hello Brahim LEMRADJI,

There is no difference in meaning but the sentence with 'have got' is less formal and is rarely used in writing.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Aaron Wheeler & Jayme Tovey - Can't Stop Me

They have to be hurry, this is an obligation because 'have got to' use for obligation

Thank you so much!